Many companies offer staff a Matching Gift Contribution Plan. Generally, any charitable contribution that an employee makes can be matched in part, or in whole, by the company for which he or she works. Contributions to bike MS qualify participants, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, to receive these corporate contributions.
How can you “cash in” on this incentive? Visit your human resources department and ask if your donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society can be matched. If your contribution is eligible under your company's charitable giving policy, pick up a Matching Gifts Contribution form. Fill out the donor section of the form, and bring it with you the day of the event to turn in with your pledges.
The advantages of matching gifts
- You could double the money you turn in, and qualify for larger incentives.
- Your sponsors can also request matching gifts, adding dollars to your pledges.
- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be able to fund more research, programs and education with the funds received from matching gifts, aiding us in our mission to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
This is a benefit your company offers; why not use it?
Note: Please make sure the cyclist’s name is listed on the matching gifts form so we can credit the gift properly. Also, if you are submitting matching gift applications online, please mail or include with your pledges a printed copy with the cyclist’s name.
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